Wizz Air, the largest low fare - low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced at a press conference in Budapest today that it would launch new routes and increase frequencies of a number of existing services by adding a fourth Airbus A320 aircraft to its Budapest base, starting on 24 July 2010.
- London Luton will be served three times a day versus the current double daily operation.
- Services to Brussels Charleroi and Eindhoven will be increased to 11 times a week from daily, each.
- Frequencies to Malmo-Copenhagen, Turku and Bourgas will also be increased.
- Wizz Air will re-start the Budapest - Frankfurt Hahn route three times a week and launch Budapest-Bari twice a week initially.
| Frankfurt Hahn || --- || 3 flights/week || 24 July |
| Bari || --- || 2 flights/week || 26 July |
| London Luton || twice daily || triple daily || 24 July |
| Brussels Charleroi || daily || 11 flights/week || 25 July |
| Eindhoven || daily || 11 flights/week || 25 July |
| Malmö || 4 flights/week || 5 flights/week || 29 July |
| Turku || 2 flights/week || 3 flights/week || 1 July |
| Bourgas || 2 flights/week || 3 flights/week || 17 June |
With the new capacity Wizz Air offers a network of 22 routes from and to Budapest.
"Recently we have been experiencing a strong shift of customer preference towards Wizz Air in Hungary resulting from our own expansion in a declining market as well as the weaknesses of competing airlines. Building on this momentum we aim at achieving over 20% passenger traffic growth in Budapest in 2010." - said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air.